Saturday, April 16, 2011

A to Z Challenge - N (and cool geekness!)

For the A to Z Challenge, I am featuring some awesome bloggers. These individuals have offered so much support of my book, CassaStar, and me on my blogger journey. Of course, I’ll be keeping up with the world of movies, music, and pop culture stuff as well! Ninjas are just talented that way...


Nerdville Rhapsody
Kelly is an agented fantasy writer and calls herself a certified nerd. (Nothing wrong with that!) She also digs science fiction, movies, and covers a wide variety of topics on her blog. Kelly’s a cool nerd in my book!

Not Worth Mentioning
He goes by the name of Copyboy, and his blog isn’t for the faint of heart. He touches on pop culture, the unusual and gross, and anything else that catches his eye. Copyboy is willing to sacrifice his dignity for a laugh. Just don’t tell his wife…

And Nicole Zoltack had a new book release this week! Go tell her congratulations.


Now for a little science fiction geek news. Caught this last week and it’s just too cool!

Artist John Martz created a poster – Trexels – that features 235 Star Trek characters in pixelated form:


You can view the high-resolution image on his site HERE

Can you name all of the characters from the numerous Star Trek series and movies? I named most of them…

75 comments:

Cruella Collett said...

I'm not even a Star Trek fan, but I adore the Trexels! I want one :D

mooderino said...

Nice post. Love the Star Trek geek fest.
cheers,
mood

Jeffrey Beesler said...

I'm not even going to attempt naming all of those characters. Thanks for sharing, though!

Laura said...

I'm with Cruella - want one!
Have a fab weekend Alex - Gotta go - I have a book to finish off reading (not that I was up till 4 with Cassastar or anything...)
Lx

sue said...

so many blogs to read, so little time - can't spend precious blog reading time on thinking of Star Trek characters! Enjoy your weekend - yay, we get a day off ;) Sue@JumpingAground (Alliteration & drabbles)
Sue@traverselife(Workplace bullying)

Nebular said...

This Star Trek poster is fantastic, I've never seen anything like it :)

Congrats to Nicole!

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I agree the Star Trek poster is great will show my grandchildren.


Thanks Alex for the comment if you can find a slide in Nashville then you're a miracle worker.

Have a good day off,
Yvonne.

Old Kitty said...

I WANT THAT POSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:-)

Take care
x

iZombie said...

thanks for the "n" post and places... and i being a star trek guy... can only say "i hate you star trek trexals" i hate you cause i want you... i want you to be in my house right now... get in my house.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Laura! I hope you weren't up that late reading...

Nebular, it's really cool, isn't it?

And everyone who wants one - he made only 300. Act fast!

Laura Eno said...

Trexels! Thanks for the link. :)

Spacerguy said...

Wow, I feel all choked up with emotion. This Star Trek trexel is truly wonderful. (I guess my secrets out.) Harry Mudd, Alternate reality Kirk and Spock, the Gorn, T'Pring, Mugato, Khan, Green Orion girl, Lokai and Tyree are beside each other on the top row. Did I get them right? Thankyou Alex.

Jeanne said...

Well, that is one cool Star Trek poster. I did not watch it but my sons were avid fans. What a neat thing to create. This A-z Challenge, while being a stressful thing at times, has been great for learning new things and meeting new people.

Rusty Webb said...

Funny poster. For some reason mirror Spock jumped out at me before I even recognized the Gorn he stood beside. Odd.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Spacerguy, you're on a roll!

Jeanne, glad you're enjoying the Challenge!

The Golden Eagle said...

Those Trexels are so cool!

Dafeenah said...

Captain's Log: I prefer picard over kirk. Yes I know that might be blashpemous but I never was one for following rules. Love the poster! Thanks for sharing it!

Bish Denham said...

I see the Horta and... TRIBBLES!

Cool.

Karen Walker said...

That is so cool. Hubby #1 was a Star Trek fanatic, but after that marriage ended, so did my sojourn with Star Trek.
Karen

GigglesandGuns said...

I knew that last line was coming. I would have been so disappointed if it hadn't.

Ella said...

I love the poster and the name, so very clever! I'm not surprised you can name most of them; ninjas are talented like that! ;-D

Copyboy said...

Thanks so much! Just did N.

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

You've highlighted a great mix of blogs.
I like the poster, even though I don't A little trekky dog? That one's my favorite.
xoRobyn

Chris V. said...

Don't get the flu when you're in the middle of this. ha! I made up for it today with a fitting post for L M and N so stop by and see!

Eve said...

Thanks so much for letting us know about these fantastic blogs that we otherwise wouldn't know about! I couldn't name any of the Star Trek characters...sorry, but I am not into science fiction at all...if I ever do think of Star Trek, the first thing that pops into my mind is William Shatner! And Leonard Nimoy. Other than that...I know nothing!

queenofenglish said...

Thanks for giving us ideas about other blogs we might want to visit. It helps knowing a little about each one before we click on the name.

MM the Queen of English
queenofenglish.wordpress.com

Nicole Zoltack said...

Aw, thank you so much or the shout out! :)

And that is one awesome poster!

Holly Ruggiero said...

The poster is pretty funny. I have no idea who all those characters are.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I can't identify the Trek characters but I enjoyed visiting Kelly.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dafeenah, I'd select Picard over Kirk as well.

Karen, I can understand why.

Mary, I'm a Star Trek geek, what can I say?

Copyboy, you're welcome!

Robyn, you mean Archer's beagle?

Chris, that's why I pre-scheduled all my posts, just in case...

Eve, that is something though!

Nicole, you're welcome - fell in perfect with today's letter.

Kelly Dexter said...

Thank you so much for the plug, I really appreciate it!

Helen Ginger said...

I recognized some of the Star Trek trexels, but not all and I bet I could name maybe four or five. And I'm a Star Trek fan, both TV shows and movies.

Hart Johnson said...

A Geek and someone willing to humiliate himself! Totally blogs up my alley. I will check them out!

Monti said...

Alex, hoping you and your family are okay in midst of these storms today!

Monti
NotesAlongTheWay

The Happy Whisk said...

Interesting poster and wow, up to the letter N, already. Go you.

Chris Phillips said...

Not Worth Mentioning is a great blog.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Great Star Trek poster! Thanks for the tips on the bloggers. I'll try to look them up this weekend. Julie

Chuck said...

The Trexels are pretty cool. Sorry I cannot name them all.

Mary Aalgaard said...

I loved the old Star Trek.

Cheeseboy said...

Hey, I recognize many of those characters. That is some pretty awesome nerdome.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

You're welcome, Kelly!

Monti, we are. but it's been scary! Too many tornadoes in NC today.

Cheeseboy, isn't it?

Thanks everyone! Sorry, been a wild day with storms. Already have one fatality in NC.

Rekha said...

I loved Star trek but I am better at remembering faces than names...that's an interesting piece of art.

Donna Hole said...

I've visited Copyboy a time or two, but not for a while. Same with Nicole. Thanks for the reminders to stop by.

You watch too much Star Trek if you can name most of the characters :) Wow. Its been a while since I watched any of the versions.

.......dhole

Lynda R Young said...

hahaha I can name many but not the majority and some of them were "oh I know that guy!"

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Donna, I've watched every series at least twice...

Martha (MM) said...

Just stopping by for a little A-Z Blogging Challenge catch up. Hope you are having a great weekend :-)

The Words Crafter said...

The Ferengi were on there, how cool!

Yay for Nicole!!!!! Very exciting.

Hoping you're having a great weekend and surviving these terrible winds and storms, yuck!

Off to check out the bloggers....

Jemi Fraser said...

Love those Trexels - that's completely awesome!!! :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Wow! Looks like a lot of work went into this. These look like new people I haven't met so I'm on my way over to say hello.

Charles Gramlich said...

Thanks for the links!

Joyce Lansky said...

Can't name them all even though I used to watch the show.

Joyce
http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

N4M3L3SS said...

awesome blog man, following closely lol

Ellie said...

Oh, wow. I want Trexels!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Woeds, we survived the storms, although there's lots of damage.

N4M - thanks!

N. R. Williams said...

Can't name them all but I looked for my favorites.
Nancy
N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

K.C. Woolf said...

Loved the Trexels! :-)

Nicki Elson said...

Wow, just imagine the nerd that took the time to create all those. Hey, you got my Harry Anderson Trivia right---it was indeed Cheers. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Nancy, I did that as well - looked for my favorites.

Nicki - cool!!! So I didn't waste my entire young life in front of the TV.

Ella said...

Glad you are okay; not far from me, it is bad! Worst thing for us was our deck table blew over and the tiles on broke. I can't complain.... It is devastating for so many! Really sad~

Langley said...

The Trexels are excellent. Good stuff!

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Lucy Adams said...

My older brother and I watched Star Trek religiously as kids. But I haven't seen an episode in eons. So I won't fare well at trying to name the characters.

Lucy

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ella, our city was hit hard, but we only lost some branches.

Ella said...

Alex, I'm sorry to hear that! It was one scary night; the horror still continues for so many~ I read 62 tornadoes were part of this system...??! Crazy weather; I do believe a change is coming. Just hope if it is the ice age, it takes it's time. I don't like cold; I'm from cold!

Teresa said...

alex,
someone needs to do that with star wars characters and then i would be all over it.

I am trying to get to 50 or more followers i'm almost there a little help?? ;)

thanks for all your great comments when you get a chance

Teresa

Julie Musil said...

Such excellent news about Nicole! Alex, it cracks me up that you can name most of those characters.

Saumya said...

Excited to check out these other blogs! Kelly is awesome :)

Theres just life said...

Great poster. I also love the blogs you listed. I look forward to finding new one everyday.
Pamela Jo
http://theresjustlifeyaliveit.blogspot.com

Belbin9 said...

lol thats an awesome star trek picture Alex. Thanks for the cool Nerd blogs. I'm most defiantly checking them out

Clarissa Draper said...

What a cool poster!

Arlee Bird said...

If you named most of those then that's kind of impressive I guess. I guess 3 in the top row, but didn't even try with the rest since I knew I wouldn't know. Heck, I have a hard time keeping track of the names of everyone in my family sometimes.


Lee
Tossing It Out
Twitter hashtag: #atozchallenge

Pat Tillett said...

Thanks for links. "Not Worth Mentioning" is really worth mentioning. One of my favorites!

M Pax said...

I love the Trexels. Cool.

Donea Lee said...

Nerds ARE cool! And the Trexels - love them. I'll have to go through and see how many I can name... :) And I'll pop by Nicole's to wish her "congrats!" Thanks~

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Ella, I think it set a record for our state.

Teresa, I could do the Star Wars one if they stuck to the original three movies.

Julie, are you making fun of a geek?

Lee, now that's funny!

Pat, Jesse's site rocks!

Lindsay said...

Woo woo, is that Porthos, I see? ;)